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of cairo as the power struggle es is a rates in egypt, holly williams is there with the latest. >> you are still the prettiest girl at the ball. >> the actor larry hagman, j.r. ewing from the tv series dallas has died at the age of 81, manuel bojorquez looks back on his long career, and signs of the times, lucy kraft shows us the high tech advertisements that are becoming an inescapable site in modern day japan. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, the i am chip reid, one day after the holiday season kickoff the nation's merchants have reason for joy, by one estimate the number of black friday shoppers was up 20 percent over the same day last year. the question now is whether shoppers can maintain the pace. terrell brown is watching the shoppers and their treasures in new york tonight. >> it is shaping up to be a
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record-setting opening to this holiday shopping season. one retailer at wal-mart the neigh nation's biggest said it sold nearly 5,000 items a second on thanksgiving night, as stores opened their doors this year earlier than ever. >> the pumpkin pie was barely eaten thursday night when retailers opened their doors, some as early as 8:00 and 9:00 p.m., to jump-start the holiday shopping season. >> shopping! >> people showed up a clear majority of the nation's shoppers came into the stores between thursday night and friday morning. according to an overnight survey from a research group. >> this party was by far the biggest ever and have never seen 60 percent of consumers shop over a 12 to 14 hour window like we have seen this year. >> for many, thanks giving is the new black friday. >> so eat and then rest for about an hour, take a little nap and then we could straight here,
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because it is great around thanksgiving. >> clearly bargain hunters are driving spending this weekend. >> they had towels on sale for $2, they had blankets on sale for 15. it is just a great sale. >> but retailers hope the consumers will pick up nonsale items as well. >> i just grabbed, impulse, i see what i like and i grab and i go. >> this season it is estimated consumers will spend about $750 each this year, a up slightly from 741 last year. >> for retailers, holiday shopping can account for up to 40 percent of annual sales, today's, today president obama went shopping with his daughters at an independent bookstore to help boost small by. >> in shops small and large, the smart phone is something one must have. >> smart phones are being used quite as often to scan for tries.
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>> being an old man going shopping. >> and today, it is small business is a saturday and, new in the last few years to get consumers to shop at local the bys and restaurants, american express came up with the idea and for many small bys, today is a more important shopping day than black friday. >> terrell brown, cbs news, new york. >> turning overseas, the struggle over egyptian president mohammed morsi expanded powers ratcheted up another notch today, a panel of top judges denounced the move as an unprecedented assault on the judiciary, joining a wave of protests that includes top opposition leaders as well as demonstrators on the street. >> holly williams joins us now from cairo with the latest. >> chip, here in central cairo we are seeing protesters angry with morsi and throwing stones at the police and are firing back with tear gas canisters, and earlier today one prominent opposition figure, mohammed al
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faridi accused the president of giving himself the powers of a pharoe a ah. >> the protests were smaller than yesterday. >> those who believe president morsi made a brazen power grab clashed with the authorities. >> but many here who support president morsi's expanded role. >> a spokesperson for his freedom and justice party, she says the new measure that is temporary and not anti-democratic, because mr. morsi wants 52 percent of the vote in the, won 52 percent of the presidential election. >> it is the same with obama, it is everywhere, democracy means that of course there will be a specific percentage for 1 and 1 shall win, but after a the election it is over. now, all of the protesters have to wait for years for the one who is elected, the president to support him, until he proves he will succeed or not. >> but no american president has ever controlled the legislative and executive branches of
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government and then made himself immune to judicial oversight. >> it is that consolidation of power that makes some he jinxes not only angry, but fearful. >> dr. shdi, led protests during the revolution that yeers that toppled the long time dictator hosni mubarek. >> now, he feels betrayed. >> he swore when he was elected and he was sworn to respect the law and the constitution that he has been elected. >> both president morsi's supervisor all righters and his critics are planning more protests next week if they again turn violent it is worrying because for decades egypt has been a pillar of stability here in the middle east but now the country has been through a democratic revolution which the u.s. supported egypt is rich by difference, riven by differences. >> holly williams in cairo, thank you. in this country, tonight actor larry hagman is being remembered
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not only as a worldwide television icon, but also says his former on screen wife actress linda gray as a man who brought joy to everyone he knew. hagman, a real son of texas, born near fort worth in 1931, died in dallas last night from cancer complications, more from manuel bojorquez. >> it was one of the most famous moments in television history. the world asked who shot jr? >> now the world mourns the loss of the actor who played j.r. ewing in the hit cbs show dallas. fans placed flowers on larry hagman's hollywood star after learning the actor died friday at the age of 81. >> come on out, genie. >> hagman rose to game as good-natured astronaut anthony nelson in the 60s tv show i dream of jeannie. >> hagman came from a show business family. his mother was broadway star mary martin who was famous for
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her role as peter pan. >> i used ewing oil money to support you. >> hagman was candid about his personal life, acknowledging years of heavy drinking that so damaged his liver he eventually needed a transplant. >> now, i don't expect you to make those kind of decisions for me. >> after many years of smoking, hagman quit and was a smoking nonsmoking advocate. >> his wife of nearly six decades has alzheimer's disease and he was battling throat cancer. >> you are still the prettiest girl at the ball. >> but hagman's spirit never facility erred, earlier this year, .. dallas with was revised as a new series in tnt in a appearance on cbs, he told jeff glor of what he thought of returning to television as the villain that everyone loved to hate. >> larry when they first came to you and said larry we want to reboot this, what do you think? >> yaho! >> wow. >> now, wait a minute.
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>> dallas ran from 1978 to 1991. >> i got in plenty of trouble before you all got married, i don'don't understand why you thk it would change. >> stop! >> his role as j.r. ewing, the slippery oilman made him a cultural icon and symbol of 1980s american excess. hagman said he loved playing jr because he could get away with anything, but acknowledged he couldn't get away with cancer. >> hagman moved back to dallas for the show's revival, he died on friday in the city that was synonymous with his success. >> larry hagman is survived by his wife of 59 years, two children, and five grandchildren, he also left behind the friends his met here at south fork ranch, the home of his dallas character j.r. ewing. some of those cast members were at his side when he passed away. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, parker, texas. >> later, a visit to the
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homeland of virtual advertising. lifesaving advice as near as your home and in the wake of sandy medical professionals who make house calls. those stories when the cbs evening news continues.
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>> new york and new jersey were the state's hardest hit by super storm sandy, today nearly a month after the storm we learned new jersey governor chris christie put the damage to his state at $29.4 billion. and he cautioned the number will go up. new york governor andrew cuomo has said sandy could cost his state $33 billion. today storm victims still need help. on new york's staten island that includes old-fashioned house calls, drew levinson has the story. >> volunteer nurses fanned out
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across hard hit oak wood beach on new york's staten island going house to house, helping the many people here in need of medical care. >> do you have any other medical issues? >> asthma? heart disease. >> dr. neil napola grew up here and still lives and practices here. >> well felt that there was a lacking of medical, direct medical care, there was no boots on the street type of treatment in place. >> reporter: many of these residents lost everything, including their prescriptions, some were injured as the storm or its aftermath. >> we have, we found people with broken bones and hyperten receive crisis and hadn't had their insulin in days. >> many can't leave their homes to see a doctor because they are either sick, disabled or lost their cars during the storm. others say they similar my don't have the time. they are suffering through the headaches, and are trying to reclaim their lives. >> everyone is too busy with fema, getting insurance, all of the claims and backups. >> alexander belokoptty is one
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of them. >> everyone is still waiting for justice to come and trying to survive, you know,. >> reporter: despite all of the distractions these people are thankful for the medical help. >> it is not going to take away from the fact you have to rebuild your house but it feels good that there are people coming out to help you. >> as these doctors and nurses provide some relief to the community they say they get a sense of comfort in return. >> drew levinson, cbs news, statin island, staten island, new york. >> former boxer hector macho camacho has died after being taken off life support. >> he won three boxing world titles in in 19 eighties and also fought alcohol and drug problems, he was shot by unknown gunmen tuesday. camacho was 50 years old. >> one of the fbi's most wanted has been captured in mexico, jose joe luis saenz is wanted in four killings in los angeles. saenz who is 37, also faces charges of kidnapping and rape.
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he was arrested thursday and is being returned to la this weekend. >> next up on tonight's cbs evening news, can this man find success as a farmer, in detroit?
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quijanoz,. >> reid: officials in springfield, massachusetts say more than 40 buildings were damaged by a natural gas explosion last night. the explosion destroyed a downtown strip club and damaged more than 100 residential units, 18 people suffered injury, none of them life threatening. >> detroit has lost a quarter of its population over the last decade, creating a landscape lit erred by abandoned homes and vacant last as elaine quijano tells us, one local businessman has an unconventional plan for turning things around. >> in what used to be a booming
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metropolis, john hance wanted to show us this meadow. >> this doesn't feel like detroit. >> no, it doesn't feel like a major city. >> this overgrown vacant lot in the city of detroit was once the site of a proposed supermarket, it was never built. >> this used to be the street. >> now hans an entrepreneur has a new idea for this land, he wants to build a farm. >> my belief is that the farm is a way to implement the quality of life improvements. >> he would like to buy 200 acres of property from the city in exchange, he will tear down more than 200 vacant homes and clear tons of illegally dumped garbage. >> detroit currently has 30,000 acres of vacant land and 40,000 abandoned homes. >> once we take over these properties, the government instantly starts collecting revenue tax wise. >> but some residents believe that won't make much difference.
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malik yakini runs an urban community garden and sees his idea as a land grab taking advantage of a chance to snap up real estate at rock bottom prices. >> this is great potential to develop that land for the collective good, as opposed to one wealthy individual buying up large tracts of land. >> how close is your house to where we are stand something. >> my house is probably about two blocks down and two blocks up. >> reporter: to convince skeptics hantz build a three-acre pilot site to demonstrate his idea, hantz farm president mike score over saw the project. >> we came in and planted oak on the main part of the property and flowering trees along the perimeter. >> and that's what we are looking at here? >> 900 oak trees on three acres. >> score, who was born and raised in detroit says he already has seen changes in the neighborhood. >> i am the king of the word! >> in an area that was once too dangerous. >> when visitors come to detroit i want them to come because it
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is a place of beauty. >> john hantz insists money isn't his motivation. he simply wants to improve his city. >> elaine quijano, cbs news, detroit. >> reid: still ahead, the iphone app that is almost like having a real life md.
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>> reid: when a medical emergency strikes every second counts which is just one more area where the rapidly expanding field of smart phone apps comes in, wyatt andrews has a case in point. >> i am convinced he would have died if i waited. >> melissa ketterer says an app on her iphone helped say her husband's life. >> bob ketterer with no sense of alarm said his right arm felt number numb. >> melissa typed his symptoms
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into an app called it it. >> at the very top a stroke. >> the app not only warned of a possible stroke it advised going straight to the emergency room and then gave directions to the closest one. bob was having a stroke, and doctors stopped it before he suffered major brain damage. >> have you thought about what might have happened if you didn't move? >> i would have got gone, fine, take a nap and check on you in a few hours and he could have been dead. >> i triage, it relies on data from the, s government, the app has a list of doctors and clinics compiled by medicare and other federal reports, and its directions to the hospital came from the taxpayer financed gps satellite system. this marriage of smart phones public information and private ingenuity has helped drive and exploding app economy that has grown in value from search throw to $20 billion in just four years. the man responsible forgiving
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away what the government knows is the u.s. chief technology officer todd park. >> there is a mass civil growing array of new .. services, products, applications that can help americans take control of their own health and healthcare. >> you don't need a master's degree to use an app. >> to melissa ketterer this handheld information industry came clear on clear in the afternoon with her husband's life in the balance, she had an app for that. >> wyatt andrews, irving, texas. >> reid: it is a big day for anybody with a $2 power jackpot project. >> it has swelled $225 million. >> the chance of winning the big prize, one in $175 million. >> coming up on tonight's cbs evening news, virtual advertising, virtually everywhere you turn. in japan these days. us is us is discuss us is it
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>> reid: the music video gangnam style broke the record today with more than 800 million youtube viewing since its release in august, the song by the south korean singer and songwriter psy is a celebration of seoul's nightlife district. >> in japan, high speed connections and plunging hardware prices are bringing high tech ads to every corner of every day life, lucy craft takes a look. >> reporter: at this recent trade show, the new look of japanese advertising, signs loaded with nifty technology, stopped customers right in their tracks. >> like this come on for rose scented perfume, they are excited to hang out and shoe the pedal by interacting with products the thinking goes they are more likely to buy them. another device is a technology called aerial imaging, it makes
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virtual champagne through thin air, to grab eyeballs company have to get serious about fun and games. even if it means when their customers go to -- >> this game was deviced to build the brand of a go ta botal garden, motion sensors get customers to slow down and grab the roses. >> just push the air and it responds, says the creators, ads can be projected on to almost anything today or plastered almost anywhere. the super thin liquid crystal display converts a grocery refrigerator case into a billboard. >> in their quest for attention from jaded consumers, advertisers are invading the public rest rooms, this prototype washroom sink beamed the weather, news and commercials by the time your hands are rinsed. >> he was a digital sign executive in asia. >> it is easy for them to access your brain. >> digital signs don't just push
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soap, turning up in all kinds of public spaces. animated mural lures tokyo's to sky street tower, commuters jostle with sushi and multiarmed goddess of mercy. >> signs of the times, changing of the face of japan and how japanese get their message across. lucy craft, cbs news, tokyo. >> reid: and that is the cbs evening news, i am chip reid, cbs news, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group a and he's not even old enougo drive. "stuck, completely, horizontally." and he was stuck in that stm drain - for three hours. how crews finally got him out. and after a lot of attention the mega retailers over thet several days... finally - some love for the little gu.
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